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Admiral Nakhimov (film)

Admiral Nakhimov is a 1947 Soviet biopic film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, based on the life of Russian Admiral Pavel Nakhimov. In 1946 Pudovkin, Golovnya, Lukovsky, Kryukov, Dikiy, Simonov, and Knyazev received the Stalin Prize.

Alexander Parkhomenko (film)

The film tells the story of the life of Alexander Parkhomenko, the commander who served in times of civil war, which goes to Tsaritsyn and there, leading the "Red" battalions, forcing the enemy to leave the city.

Amadeus (film)

Amadeus is a 1984 American epic period biographical drama film directed by Milos Forman and adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story is set in Vienna, Austria during the latter half of the 18th century, and is a fictionaliz ...

Underground (1995 film)

Underground, is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Emir Kusturica, with a screenplay co-written by the director and Dusan Kovacevic. It is also known by the subtitle Once Upon a Time There Was One Country, which was the title of the 5-hour mini ...

Andrei Rublev (film)

Andrei Rublev is a 1969 Soviet biographical historical drama film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and co-written with Andrei Konchalovsky. The film was remade and re-edited from the 1966 film titled The Passion According to Andrei by Tarkovsky which ...

Encore, Once More Encore!

Encore, Once More Encore! is a 1992 post-war eccentric tragi-comedy set at the end of the Forties and the beginning of the Fifties. Release in the US took place October 10, 1992. The film has won 5 awards, including The Best Film Nika Award, 1993.

Anonymous (2011 film)

Anonymous is a 2011 period drama film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by John Orloff. The film is a fictionalized version of the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, an Elizabethan courtier, playwright, poet and patron of the arts ...

Entourage (film)

Entourage is a 2015 American comedy film written, directed and produced by Doug Ellin, and serves as a continuation of the HBO TV series of the same name. It stars the principal cast of the show, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerr ...

Apocalypto

Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Mel Gibson. The film features a cast of Native American and Indigenous Mexican actors consisting of Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Serbulo, Dalia H ...

Apollo 13 (film)

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American space docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 luna ...

Arachnophobia (film)

Arachnophobia is a 1990 American black comedy horror film directed by Frank Marshall and starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. It was the first film released by The Walt Disney Studios Hollywood Pictures label, as well as being the directorial ...

Arrhythmia (film)

Arrhythmia is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Boris Khlebnikov. Participant of the contest Kinotavr. It was released on 28 September, 2017.

Arsenal (1929 film)

Arsenal is a Soviet war film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. The film was shot at Odessa Film Factory of VUFKU with the camera of legendary cameraman Danyl Demutskyi and using the original sets made by Volodymyr Muller. The expressioni ...

Atlantic (film)

Atlantic is a British black-and-white film directed and produced by Ewald Andre Dupont and starring Franklin Dyall and Madeleine Carroll. Originally, two versions were made, the English and German-language version Atlantik were shot simultaneousl ...

Atlantis (1991 film)

Except for the last shot of the film, the entire documentary takes place underwater with only titles and music by Eric Serra existing beyond the imagery.

Ashik Kerib (film)

Ashik Kerib is a 1988 Soviet art film directed by Dodo Abashidze from Georgia and Sergei Parajanov from Armenia that is based on the short story of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov. It was Parajanovs last completed film and was dedicated to his ...

Becket (1964 film)

Becket is a 1964 British-American film about the historic, tumultuous relationship between Henry II of England and his friend-turned-bishop Thomas Becket. It is a dramatic film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh ma ...

White Heat

White Heat is a 1949 American film noir directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond OBrien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran. Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg ...

BloodRayne (film)

BloodRayne is a 2005 German-American fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Matthew Davis, Will Sanderson, Billy Zane, Udo Kier, Michael Pare, Meat Loaf, Miche ...

Blade (film)

Blade is a 1998 American superhero horror film directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name, it is the first part of the Blade film series. The film stars Wesley Snipes in the ...

Grand Prix (1966 film)

Grand Prix is a 1966 American sports drama film directed by John Frankenheimer, produced by Edward Lewis, and written by Robert Alan Aurthur with uncredited story contributions by Frankenheimer and rewrites by William Hanley. It stars an internat ...

Bonnie and Clyde (film)

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Also featured were Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estel ...

Brazil (1985 film)

Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hosk ...

Dressed to Kill (1980 film)

Dressed to Kill is a 1980 American neo-noir slasher film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, and Keith Gordon. A New York City housewife is brutally stabbed to death in an elevator, and ...

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin, sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian ...

Sunset Boulevard (film)

Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare with the same name that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Califo ...

W. (film)

W. is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of George W. Bush. Directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stanley Weiser, it stars Josh Brolin as Bush. The supporting cast includes Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Thandi ...

Batman & Robin (film)

Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros. initial Batman film series, a sequel to Batman Forever and the only film in the series mad ...

Vampyr

Vampyr is a 1932 horror film directed by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The film was written by Dreyer and Christen Jul based on elements from J. Sheridan Le Fanus collection of supernatural stories In a Glass Darkly. Vampyr was funded by N ...

Warcraft (film)

Warcraft is a 2016 American action fantasy film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. Based on the video game series of the same name, the film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbe ...

The Unknown War (TV series)

The Unknown War or "Неизвестная война" is an American documentary television series. The 20-part series documents the World War II conflict between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The show was produced and syndicated for international distribu ...

The Grandmaster (film)

The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. The film was directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and stars Tony Leung as Ip Man. It was released on 8 January 2013 i ...

The Turning Point (1945 film)

The Turning Point is a 1945 Soviet, Russian-language war film directed by Fridrikh Ermler based on a screenplay by Boris Chirskov. The film was one of the earlier Palme dOr winners of 1946. Runtime: 108 min. It was produced by GOSKINO at Kinostud ...

Rope (film)

Rope is a 1948 American psychological crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1929 play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton. The film was adapted by Hume Cronyn with a screenplay by Arthur Laurents. The film was produced b ...

Jolly Fellows

Jolly Fellows, also translated as Happy-Go-Lucky Guys, Moscow Laughs and Jazz Comedy, is a 1934 Soviet musical film, directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and starring his wife Lyubov Orlova, a gifted singer and the first recognized star of Soviet cine ...

A Hard Day's Night (film)

A Hard Days Night is a 1964 musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the English rock band the Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr - during the height of Beatlemania. It was written by Alun O ...

Magical Mystery Tour (film)

Magical Mystery Tour is an English surreal comedy television film directed by and starring the Beatles. It is the third film that starred the band and depicts a group of people on a coach tour who experience strange happenings caused by magicians ...

Imaginaerum (film)

Imaginaerum is a 2012 Finnish-Canadian fantasy film co-written and directed by Stobe Harju. It was developed with and features music from Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs seventh studio album of the same name; Nightwishs keyboardist and so ...

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a 1927 American silent romantic drama directed by German director F. W. Murnau and starring George OBrien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston. The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story "The Excur ...

Break Loose

Break Loose is a 2013 Russian action film directed by Alexei Uchitel. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is banned in Ukraine.

The Brood

The Brood is a 1979 Canadian psychological body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. Its plot follows a man and his mentally-ill ex-wife, who has been sequestered by a psy ...

Prêt-à-Porter (film)

Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear, is a 1994 American satirical comedy-drama film co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman and shot on location during the Paris Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models, ...

Gandhi (film)

Gandhi is a 1982 epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of Indias non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdoms rule of the country during the 20th century. The film ...

Giant (1956 film)

Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferbers 1952 novel. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Ba ...

Gilda

Gilda is a 1946 American film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale and Glenn Ford as a young thug. The film is known for cinematographer Rudolph Mates lush photography, costu ...

Vertigo (film)

Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel Dentre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor ...

City of Angels (film)

City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy film directed by Brad Silberling and starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a loose remake of Wim Wenders 1987 film Wings of Desire, which was set in Berl ...

Bitter Harvest (2017 film)

Bitter Harvest is a 2017 period romantic-drama film set in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1930s. The film depicts the Holodomor, a genocide committed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin using food as a weapon through mass starvation as millions of Ukrain ...

Cargo 200 (film)

Cargo 200 is a Russian neo-noir thriller film from 2007 by Aleksei Balabanov depicting the late Soviet society. The action is set during the culmination of the Soviet–Afghan War in 1984. The movies title Cargo 200 refers to the zinc coffins in wh ...

Panfilov's 28 Men

Panfilovs 28 Men is a 2016 war film based on a Soviet propaganda legend about a group of soldiers – Panfilovs Twenty-Eight Guardsmen – heroically halting and destroying German tanks headed for Moscow before all perishing together on the battlefie ...